EYES ON JESUS
Our Lenten series this year, Eyes on Jesus is based on Passion according to St. Mark. We will examine how the various people around Jesus viewed Him—and how we should view Him. We will “fix our eyes” on what Jesus has done to save us from our sins by His holy, precious blood and innocent sufferings and death, and celebrate what God sees on account of His work: our justification for His sake.
With Eyes on Jesus as our theme this Lent, we will continuously focus on Jesus Christ and Him crucified, buried, and risen for our justification. This is a vision that will never disappoint, for by trusting in Jesus, He promises that we will gaze upon His beautiful face now by faith and forever in Heaven!
EYES ON JESUS
Merry Christmas! Like most congregations, the past two months have been a whirlwind of activity for us. From preparations for our celebration of our Lord’s birth to the events of Christmas week, the time has flown by. And so, our wish for a Blessed Christmas comes in the season of Christmas.
This Advent season found Joe, like most pastors, spending lots of time writing sermons and Jennie spending lots of time in the kitchen. This year we hosted our in-home midweek Advent services twice. The second week of Advent, we had 22 people around our dining tables for a soup supper and then crowded into our living room for a Vespers service. The following week we hosted 13 people for more soup and more of God’s Word!